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Auditory Illusion: How the Brain Helps Us Understand Spoken Words in Noisy Settings

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Published on Dec 21, 2016

Humans are exquisitely skilled at perceiving spoken words, even when speakers’ voices are intermittently overwhelmed by noise, as happens in the din of construction sites or on busy urban streets. Now, in a study conducted in a group of patients preparing for brain surgery, UC San Francisco scientists have discovered an unexpected mechanism the brain uses to seamlessly compensate when speech sounds are obscured by noise.

Read more: https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2016/12/405...

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